What is an important way to understand the 8 fold path? We need to examine every factor of the path so that know what areas we need to develop. The path contributes to a fulfilled life. Books can nourish or distract. We notice more through mindfulness and concentration (we call meditation). The beam of light above the altar of a Gothic cathedral makes the dust stand out in the light. The light of mindfulness reveals what shows. Concentration keeps us steady on the object.